Advocate of ideas with business
and social impact
Cofounder + CEO, purposewerx – a global collective of purpose driven companies driving business and social impact at scale.
Co-owner and Managing Partner, Matchfire – an award-winning design and digital agency specializing in purpose driven marketing with offices in Dallas, NYC and San Luis Obispo, CA.
Guest Lecturer at University of Texas at Austin and SMU on purpose driven marketing to both undergrad and graduate level students.
Non-profit Board Member, and Co-Chair of Marketing & Fundraising Committee of Heart House, a Dallas education nonprofit serving refugee children with social emotional learning.
Brian Powell Bio
Brian is an integrated marketing leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong advocate of ideas with business and social impact. His career spans branding, product development, advertising, business development, promotions, digital, nonprofit fundraising, and cause marketing for some of the most iconic brands including Pizza Hut, American Heart Association, Adobe, UNICEF, Nokia, Electrolux, Caesars Entertainment, Livestrong,
Dr Pepper, Alzheimer’s Association, Salesforce.org, Make A Wish, American Airlines, and more. He has a passion for collaborating with startups and emerging brands to find and articulate their true purpose that enables sustainable growth.
Brian is the Cofounder + CEO of purposewerx, a first of its kind global collective of purpose driven companies that drives business and social impact at scale. With 10 founding companies spanning 20 counties worldwide, the members are united in our belief in profit being purposeful. And purpose being profitable. Because together we can do more.
Brian also serves as the Managing Partner of Matchfire, a design and digital agency focused on purpose driven marketing. He is a board member of Heart House, an education nonprofit serving refugee children; a marketing advisor to social enterprise start-ups; and a guest lecturer on marketing with meaning at SMU and The University of Texas. Prior to Matchfire, Brian held senior positions at TracyLocke, cofounded a design consultancy, and started his career at The Richards Group, the nation’s largest independently owned ad agency. He graduated with High Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and a minor in Business.